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Morgan Stanley: Australia needs stimulus to avoid recession

Australian dollar economy

Australia could face its first recession in almost 25 years unless authorities further stimulate the economy, Morgan Stanley said. The nation’s economy will expand just 1.9 percent in 2015, with 1.5 percentage points of that coming from higher exports, and unemployment will climb to 6.8 percent, Morgan Stanley economists led by Daniel Blake said in a research report today. They project the ... Read More »

Animal cruelty: two horses die in ‘Australia’s biggest race’

Melbourne Cup Australia

One of Australia’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the Melbourne Cup, has been marred by the deaths of two horses that raced in the world-famous event today. Admire Rakti, the Japanese-owned horse that was the pre-race favourite to win, pulled up in the final turn and died in the stalls soon after the race. Hours later another horse, Araldo, was ... Read More »

G20 meetings to cost Australian tax payers $500 million

Army helicopter Brisbane G20

Australia will spend over $500 million hosting this year’s G20 meetings. In the world of ordinary taxpayers that is a lot of money that could otherwise be spent in the nation’s schools, hospitals or other worthwhile public purposes. So what are the benefits of the G20 and can the world’s self-described “premier economic forum” justify its existence? The G20 came ... Read More »

Australian Prime Minister vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 meeting

Tony Abbott Putin

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will “shirtfront” Russian president Vladimir Putin when the pair meet at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott confirmed he would hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Putin to raise concerns over the deaths of Australians in the MH17 disaster. Twenty-seven Australians and 11 others with permanent residency died when the plane ... Read More »

Australia to pass NDAA style indefinite detention law

Sydney

Following Australia’s passing of draconian anti-terror laws late September, the country took another step in the direction. This may allow its security services to detain anyone without charge even before other methods of questioning have been exhausted. The proposed new laws will be subject to a parliamentary inquiry’s decision before being passed, but the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is ... Read More »

New Australian law sees journalists facing 10yrs in prison

Australia journalism

Australia’s lower house of parliament has passed the first in a series of counter-terrorism amendments toughening the country’s national security law. The new legislation could see journalists jailed for reporting on related matters. National Security Amendments Bill (No. 1), passed by Australia’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, says a person who discloses information relating to a special intelligence operation may ... Read More »

Australia passes draconian laws, false flag likely

Senate Australia

Editor’s note: the level of fear mongering going on in Australia at the moment is at levels never before seen. Police are out everywhere in numbers, the media is non stop pushing the ISIS threat into the public’s faces. Australia has been placed on what we would call ‘high false flag alert’. Understanding how the power structure thinks, and how ... Read More »

Australian PM: freedom must be given up for security

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Australia aims to strengthen security by introducing new legislation to combat homegrown terrorism, said PM Tony Abbott. The new laws will criminalize travel to some conflict areas and grant authorities broader access to citizens’ communications. “Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement ... Read More »

Australian false flag exposed or pure stupidity?

QANTAS Australia

Editor’s note: with the Australian media moving into high gear with its propaganda threat of Russia, China, ISIS, bikie gangs, sharks and any other boogeyman they can create to keep the people in fear, coupled with the ASIO and AFP chiefs coming out today saying that the terrorist threat levels need to be raised. Not to mention the massive increase in security ... Read More »

New ad from Australian bank will shock you

ANZ

If you’re looking around right now for a new bank account that pays a reasonable rate of return, ANZ bank has a hell of a deal for you: 0%! That’s right. ANZ is offering its depositors absolutely zero interest. Now, a bank paying 0% isn’t exactly abnormal in today’s banking environment. But what’s really strange is that ANZ actually took out an ... Read More »